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Developing Fit-for-Purpose, Fit-to-Practice Human Resources for Health

The HRH2030 (Human Resources for Health in 2030) program strives to build the accessible, available, acceptable, and high-quality health workforce needed to improve health outcomes and advance universal health coverage.

Today’s health systems operate in a rapidly evolving environment. Growing populations in low- and middle-income countries and changing disease dynamics increase stress on national health systems that already face shortages of qualified health workers. Given these shifts, USAID and other global actors have focused increasingly on investment in human resources for health (HRH) as an opportunity to create jobs and jumpstart economic development. Achieving these goals requires evidence-based decision-making as well as approaches that holistically address HRH within the broader health system.



HRH2030 continues decades of USAID leadership in the HRH space and aligns with the contemporary agenda to end preventable maternal and child deaths, create an AIDS-free generation, protect communities from infectious diseases, and support the goals of Family Planning 2020. The program also works in partnership with the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Country-based teams are a key part of the program, drawing on local expertise to address HRH bottlenecks and other challenges that impede effective care. By building local capacity and country ownership, the program creates sustainable solutions to health workforce challenges, such as recruitment, training, productivity, performance, motivation, and retention.

With a strong focus on research and data, HRH2030 helps decision-makers boost the efficiency of the human resources they have and implement existing tools that work. The program also supports countries to incorporate non-traditional HRH into policies and plans and makes the case for sustainable HRH financing to achieve the greatest possible impact.

For more information and updates, visit the HRH2030 project site.

HRH2030 Consortium

Operating under a five-year cooperative agreement, HRH2030 assists countries through the deployment of country-based teams that offer the appropriate mix of expertise to address HRH bottlenecks that impede effective care. Consortium members include: Chemonics International, American International Health Alliance, Amref Health Africa, Open Development, Palladium, The Royal Tropical Institute, ThinkWell, and the University Research Company. The consortium operates in partnership with USAID and PEPFAR.

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